Wales at the Commonwealth Games
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Wales is one of six countries to have competed in every Commonwealth Games since 1930, the others being Australia, Canada, England, New Zealand and Scotland. The Commonwealth Games is the only major sporting event where Wales takes part as a separate entity, apart from the Six Nations Rugby Championship Rugby World Cup and international association football competitions, as in other events, such as the Olympic Games, they compete under the banner of the United Kingdom.
The Commonwealth Games Council for Wales (Welsh: Cyngor Gemau Gymanwlad Cymru) manages the team's entry to the games and supports Welsh athletes in their participation.
Wales also hosted the 1978 inaugural Commonwealth Basketball Championships with Scotland and England. Wales' pool matches were held in The National Sports Centre, Sophia Gardens. Andy Henderson and Paul Kinninmont were the coaches, with Ralph Wills the Team Manager. On completing the pool matches, Wales travelled to Coventry to play in the final rounds of the tournament.
Overall medals tally
The most gold medals that Wales have won in a Commonwealth Games is 10, at the 1990 Commonwealth Games in Auckland. The largest medal haul was at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, at which Wales won 36 medals including five gold.
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Flag and victory anthem
The Welsh national anthem Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau ("Land of My Fathers") is used as the Welsh victory anthem at the Commonwealth games.
The team goes by the abbreviation WAL.